Artocarpus is an evergreen species native to India, and is known by a number of common names, such as the aforementioned Breadfruit, "Hebbalasu", "Jungle Jack", and a few others. You'll come to know it as "Incredibly cool-looking leaves from Tannin Aquatics." Seriously.
Like many dried leaves, Artocarpus will impart some tannins and humic substances into the water, although in our experience, they won't tint the water as much as Jackfruit, or even Guava leaves. That being said, they provide an undeniably cool "tropical aesthetic" to any botanical-style aquarium! If you're thinking of creating an aquarium featuring the fishes of India, we couldn't think of a better leaf to include!
Tannin Artocarpus leaves are harvested for us by hand by a family-owned operation from a small village in Tamil Nadu, India, free of pesticides, herbicides, and pollution. These leaves average around 5"-6" (12.7-15.24cm) in length, and are really nice-sized, crinkly and unique. They're quite long-lasting, too!
PREPARATION: We recommend at least a 10 minute steep in boiling water, to let them become saturated and to leach off some of the tannins.
ORIGIN: Marthandam, Tamil Nadu, India
All of our aquatic botanicals are intended for ornamental aquarium or terrarium use only. Please use common sense and take the time to boil or soak all botanicals prior to using them, to reduce the possibility of problems. Always go slow when introducing any botanicals into your systems, so you can judge the effect they have on your fishes and plants. They are not intended for human consumption. DO NOT INGEST!
NOT FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION
NOTE: Due to natural variations of leaves, each one will appear different. The photo is a representation of what to expect.
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